At the center of this bundle is the Phantom 2 Quadcopter, a four-rotor remote control helicopter designed to act as an aerial platform for a GoPro HERO action camera. It features self-tightening propellers, a slot-in battery with LED indicators visible during flight, and includes a 2.4 GHz hand-held radio controller (transmitter) that is pre-bound to the aircraft and has a range of up to 3,280' line-of-sight, depending on conditions. A spare 5200 mAh flight battery is included as part of the bundle, and flying time for each battery is estimated to run up to 22 minutes. In addition to the included AC charger, there is a car charger available separately so you can always keep a battery charging in the field.
To mount the GoPro, the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal is included. Improving over the previous H3-2D model, it features a 3-axis brushless gimbal that not only supports tilting and canting, like the H3-2D, but panning as well. Not only will it keep your aerial video's horizon level and isolated from vibration, the gimbal can also be used to remotely operate there camera, allowing you to adjust the camera angle with ±0.08° accuracy in-flight. The gimbal is exclusively for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+.
The GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition is included so you can actually capture aerial footage whether for recording, as an "eye-in-the-sky" to get the FPV (first person view) experience, or both. The Silver Edition features Full HD (1080p) video capture up to 60 fps, 720p slow motion at 120 fps, and can also take up to 10MP still photos. Internally, it records video and photos to a microSD memory card up to 64GB in capacity, and there is 32GB card included as part of the bundle. Although the HERO3+ Silver Edition has built-in Wi-Fi, it is very important this feature is turned OFF while it is mounted on the Phantom 2. Otherwise the Wi-Fi can potentially interfere with the quadcopter's internal receiver causing the controls to become unresponsive.
To give you the first-person view (FPV) experience, the AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit and Delvcam DELV-DUALFPV-7 7" monitor with built-in 5.8 GHz receiver are included. Accepting both NTSC and PAL, the monitor can receive signals at distances up to 1.2 miles line-of-sight--depending on conditions and the transmitter used. Unlike other monitors--which use digital processing--the screen won't go blue or black when the signal gets weak; you'll still see a little "snow" and be able to see parts of your image rather than a complete loss. It can power from either Sony L-series or Canon LP-E6 type batteries. An LP-E6 type battery and a compact wall charger are included in the bundle.
The iOSD module takes heading, altitude, GPS coordinate, horizontal and vertical speed, and other data from the Phantom 2's flight computer and superimposes it over the image sent back to the video receiver at the ground end. Not only will be you be able to see what your GoPro sees, but also know exactly how the Phantom 2 is flying.
Note: This kit is pre-modified by B&H specialists before shipping to ensure proper and synchronized operation. These alterations may include, but are not limited to, soldering, resoldering, updating software and more. Also note, some of the accessories in this bundle may include parts not required for this particular installation. These parts have been left in the box as they could be useful if you ever decide to re-purpose any of the hardware for future applications.
Warning: Never use the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with your GoPro camera when both devices have their Wi-Fi systems turned on. The DJI Phantom 2's radio controller and the GoPro HERO3+'s Wi-Fi run on the same frequency, so if you use them together when both Wi-Fi systems are engaged, the DJI Phantom's transmitter will lose the ability to communicate with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter. Whenever this happens, you will not be able to tell the Phantom where to fly. This may result in loss of property or damage to your equipment.
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This Kit Includes:
- DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter
- DJI AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit
- DJI iOSD Mini On Screen Display
- GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
- SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-I with microSD Adapter
- Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
- DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter Battery
- HPRC 2700WPHA2 Hard Case for DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Wheels
- Delvcam 7" FPV Monitor with Dual 5.8GHz Wireless Receiver
- Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
- Zacuto Z-CC LP-E6 Compatible Charger
- DJI Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro HERO3/HERO3+ for Phantom 2
- B&H Photo Video PHANTOM2 3DGIMBAL & VIDEO INSTALL